The rarest of the world’s five species of rhino

Javan rhino 1 low res (1)

Very few photos of Javan rhinos exist. The photo above is of a Sumatran rhino, from a book called Elephant and Seladang Hunting in the Federated Malay States by Theodore Hubback and published in 1905.

The Javan rhino is the rarest of the world’s five remaining rhino species, having lost most of its Asian tropical forest habitat over the last century, as well as having been hunted relentlessly for its horn, which only the males possess. Well under one hundred animals are estimated to survive in a single national park located on the extreme western tip of Java.

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